How to request a credit bureau fraud alert?
Call one of the credit reporting agencies and request initial or extended alert on your credit report. They have the responsibility to inform the other two credit bureaus about your case. Also, they could use a security freeze instead of fraud alert. After you ordered a fraud alert, it will be placed within 24 hours. You are entitled to free credit reports and can request that your SSN is not displayed on the credit report. You may ask that the last 4 digits are only shown. If anyone tries to use your data to get a loan, you will be notified over phone and the information will be verified with you. Short term fraud alerts may be renewed after the 90-day period is over. When you decide you are free from danger, you could remove the credit bureau fraud alert by submitting written request along with a whole bunch of identification.